Features

Every two months the Commerce Commission publishes feature articles in the newsletter Bulletin – News direct from the Commerce Commission.

The Bulletin covers a mix of regulation and competition issues. Articles inform about the Commission's thinking, feature case studies and general Commission news. The newsletter also contains updates on consultations, highlight new resources on our website and international news.

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A more engaging approach to supporting compliance

Published on 29 April 2013

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We recently ran two seminars to help regulated suppliers get up to speed with our new information disclosure requirements for electricity distributors and gas pipeline businesses. They created a lot of interest, and set a path for how we will engage with stakeholdersin future, to help improve compliance.

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Competition Matters – advance notice of Commission conference

Published on 25 March 2013

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The Commission’s first competition and regulation public conference will be held in Wellington on 17 and 18 October 2013

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A new level of cooperation with the ACCC

Published on 25 March 2013

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Trans-Tasman cooperation has reached a new height with the signing of a cooperation arrangement between the Commerce Commission and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

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How much are electricity distributors investing and planning to invest?

Published on 25 March 2013

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Efficient investment in infrastructure is critical for the long term benefit of consumers in the New Zealand economy. In this article we provide some high level observations about past and possible future trends of investment in the electricity distribution sector.

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Commission prepares for biggest consumer law reform in decades

Published on 25 February 2013

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The Commission intends to be ready to fully implement the changes to the Fair Trading Act on the date they come into force, and expects businesses to be ready too.

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Surveys show health professionals will benefit from competition and consumer law guidance

Published on 25 February 2013

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Recent surveys undertaken with a number of health professional groups, show professionals working in the health and disability sector will benefit from the guidance materials currently under development by the Commission.

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Looking ahead to 2013

Published on 28 January 2013

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The Commission has an exciting and busy year ahead with legislative changes in the consumer area while in the competition arena new legislation will impact our work on cartels. We look forward to a number of 'firsts' in 2013 as new regulatory regimes are bedded in across the energy, dairy and telecommunications industries. CEO Brent Alderton outlines the year ahead.

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Web-based traders a growth area for complaints to Commerce Commission

Published on 28 January 2013

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The growing trend to buy products and services online is spurring a significant growth in complaints to the Commerce Commission about online traders. It’s one of several trends identified in analysis of statistics from the Commission’s Contact Centre for the 2012 year. And more of those complaints are being filed with the Commission online.

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2012 achievements

Published on 20 December 2012

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The Commerce Commission has ended the year with a welcome Christmas present for former Credit Sails investors after a $60 million settlement with the companies involved. It was a very satisfying way to end a busy year. Here’s a quick look back at our year.

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Feedback from our (Part 4) regulated industry stakeholders

Published on 20 December 2012

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The Commission is committed to improving its relationships with key stakeholders, including providing opportunities to give us feedback.

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